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Maidenhead RFC News

A jubilant Maidenhead RFC captain Myke Parrott was quick to congratulate his team after their thrashing of High Wycombe on Saturday, and was also not afraid to suggest that the side could aim for promotion next season.

The 65-7 demolition of Wycombe at Braywick capped a fine season for Maids under new head coach Russell Bolton and skipper Parrott, and set


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SportsTALK A match fixing scandal which has rocked Slough Rugby Club is the focus of this week's SportsTALK. Graeme, Dan and David discuss the news that the Greenies have been docked 25 points following a 'phantom
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18:54 Sat 23 Apr 2016
GROUNDED: Simon Churchyard scoring a try for Maidenhead RFC against High Wycombe. Maidenhead (25) 65, High Wycombe (0) 7Maidenhead capped off a memorable campaign with a memorable nine-try thrashing of High Wycombe at Braywick, confirming heir fifth-place finish in South West 1 East, but condemning the visitors
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12:00 Tue 19 Apr 2016
SportsTALK Maidenhead United face an uphill challenge in their bid to reach the National League South play-offs following a 0-0 draw with Wealdstone at the weekend. The Magpies need to win their remaining games and hope
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12:45 Tue 26 Apr 2016
CHEERS: Maidenhead RFC u11s. Maidenhead RFC u11s' Charlie Webster was ecstatic after his team booked a spot at Twickenham following their Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience. Launched during the 2008-09 season, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is
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09:00 Thu 21 Apr 2016
Russell Bolton Russell Bolton says it would be 'horrible' if his side did not finish the campaign with a win when they host High Wycombe at Braywick on Saturday. Off the back of an encouraging 30-0 victory
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17:38 Sat 16 Apr 2016
IN THE RUNNING: Maidenhead RFC's Tom Finnie scored 10 points at Trowbridge RFC. Trowbridge RFC 0 (0), Maidenhead RFC 30 (20) Maidenhead completed a rare victory away from Braywick, running in five tries against relegation-threatened Trowbridge in a determined, shutout success.. Four tries in the first half and
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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12:00 Tue 19 Apr 2016
SportsTALK Maidenhead United face an uphill challenge in their bid to reach the National League South play-offs following a 0-0 draw with Wealdstone at the weekend. The Magpies need to win their remaining games and hope
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13:00 Tue 05 Apr 2016
Russell Bolton Maidenhead RFC surrendered a 14-point lead as they slipped to a tough defeat away to high-flying Newbury Blues on Saturday. This week's SportsTALK hears from 'gutted' Maids boss Russell Bolton, as well as Newbury head
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14:53 Tue 26 Apr 2016
SportsTALK A match fixing scandal which has rocked Slough Rugby Club is the focus of this week's SportsTALK. Graeme, Dan and David discuss the news that the Greenies have been docked 25 points following a 'phantom
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com